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Jun 11 2020 Tours /

HOME TOUR: Bellwoods Lodge

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Held live on the TSA Instagram account


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Photograph by Tom Arban


Our popular (and physically distant) home tours are rolling into summer with a new architect-designed home that makes the best of its small downtown lot while creating plenty of opportunities to connect with the outdoors.

Join us on Instagram Live for our third TSA Home Tour as architect Rick Galezowski, Founding Principal of Great Lake Studio, gives us a tour of his very own Toronto home which he designed in collaboration with his partner architect Maggie Bennedsen for their young, outdoorsy family.

During this one-of-a-kind tour, we’ll get a very personal perspective as Rick shares with us the stories behind creating and realizing the vision for their home, its relationship to nature, and how it reflects their family’s particular lifestyle. The tour will end with a moderated Q&A session where Rick will answer any questions you might have!

Ready to join us? The tour will be held live on the TSA Instagram account, so make sure to follow us so you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.


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Images and Drawings Courtesy of Great Lake Studio; Photographs by Tom Arban

About the Bellwoods Lodge

Located on a small lot in Downtown Toronto, the architects/ owners of this new three storey residence desired a peaceful urban retreat, purposefully tailored to nurture and enhance a close family life, a physically active lifestyle, and their enjoyment of the outdoors. The response is a highly personalized expression of one small family’s particular lifestyle.

At ground level, a back-split condition responds to the natural slope of the site. An adventurous sectional arrangement continues vertically upward, with additional split levels arranged around a 3-storey light well, drawing sunlight (and moonlight) deep into the house.

All levels of the house are closely interconnected across this interior light well, creating an interesting balance between separation and intimacy: While the family may be individually occupied with remote activities (cooking, lounging, working, playing), they are always quickly and easily engaged with one another.

The three principal living spaces (Living room, Kitchen/ Dining area, Library) also expand outwards, into separate exterior areas, each with its own unique and complementary character.

Learn more on the architect’s website


About the TSA HOME TOURS Series:

As we all do our part by staying home, residential design has never been more topical or top of mind. So we thought we’d celebrate these personal spaces by taking our members on a tour of some very special homes — those designed by TSA members for themselves! Each tour will have a new architect feature their home and share with us the stories, challenges and opportunities that shaped their residences.


Missed our last TSA Home Tour? You can catch all our past home tours on IGTV!